7 Secrets to Looking 20 Years Younger for Men
Looking younger isn’t just about vanity. For many men reaching middle age and beyond, looking younger makes them feel younger. That has implications for their careers, love lives and personal lives.
Luckily, you don’t have to undergo dramatic surgeries to shave 20 years off your appearance. Follow these seven secrets to looking younger to look and feel better than you have in years.
Get a Monthly Laser Facial Treatment
A monthly laser facial is one of the most effective ways to improve acne scars, sunspots, freckles, wrinkles and fine lines. If you’ve started to develop crow’s feet at the sides of your eyes, getting a laser facial treatment can eliminate them within minutes.
Don’t let the word “laser” scare you away from BSG’s treatment option. Lasers are used because they can improve skin tone and texture without forcing you to worry about the risks of surgery. When you come to BSG for a laser facial, a doctor will put you in a private room and apply the high-tech picosecond laser called PicoSure to your skin for about 20 minutes.
During the 20 minutes of laser facial treatment, you can expect your skin to feel warm. BSG’s laser treatments, however, don’t cause the pain and blistering that you may have seen from other laser skin treatments. At most, your face will look flushed for a short time after your 20-minute session. It’s a small price to pay for the results.
Use Sunscreen Every Day
Beauty expert Dana Oliver encourages everyone (yes, even men) to wear daily protection from the sun. In an article for Huffington Post, she lists five reasons to wear sunscreen:
- As the ozone layer depletes, people need extra protection from harmful rays.
- Sunscreen can lower your risk of getting skin cancer.
- Sunscreen helps prevent skin discolorations.
- It helps reduce blotchy skin.
- It slows the signs of aging skin.
A lot of people think they only need to wear sunscreen on bright, sunny days. Not so! Dangerous rays from the sun can penetrate clouds and affect your skin. You might notice the sun more on cloudless days, but those dangerous rays are always there attacking your skin, no matter what the weather is like.
For that reason, you should never leave your house without applying SPF 50+ sunscreen.
Drink Plenty of Water
Pretty much every athlete will tell you, “If you’re thirsty, you’re already dehydrated.”
Drinking plenty of water plays a significant role in your skin’s health. Without water, your skin can look pale and loose.
Other symptoms of dehydration include:
- Stress on your heart
- Kidney stones
To summarize, if you don’t drink enough water, you’ll turn into a pale man struggling with the pain of kidney stones as he cramps on the side of the road, wondering if he’s having a heart attack but being too weak to dial 9-1-1. Oh, and you can’t poop.
Use Botox for a Quick Fix
Botox can’t eliminate discoloration, acne scars and other skin problems. It can, however, reduce the presence of fine lines and wrinkles to make you look younger. A single treatment can eliminate wrinkles for up to 6 weeks.
Since Botox’s results don’t last forever, you can get a BSG membership that lowers the price of long-term maintenance.
Some men scoff at the idea of using Botox. While Botox is mostly used by women, it has become an increasingly common option for men who want to look younger. According to Men’s Health writer Sophie Saint Thomas, men make up about 20 percent of the patients who see plastic surgeons.
Botox has become especially popular among men who want to look better in the photos they share on social media.
If you’re not getting daily exercise, your skin will suffer and you’ll look older than you are. On the flip side, regular exercise can actually make you look younger while improving your health.
Of course, the problem with exercise is that you never have time to hit the gym. Cut the b.s. and find time to take care of yourself. It isn’t as hard as you probably think. After all, you don’t have to go to the gym to exercise.
Some fast, easy ways to integrate more exercise into your day include:
- Doing lunges around the house instead of walking.
- Fitting at least 40 push-ups, 3 times per week into your schedule.
- Taking the stairs instead of the elevator.
There’s also a good chance that you can carve 30 minutes out of your day for running, yoga or boxing.
By exercising more, you’ll increase blood flow to your skin, which helps remove toxins and give you a youthful glow. Sweating also rinses toxins from your skin to prevent common signs of aging.
Most importantly, stop making excuses so you can improve your appearance, health and vitality. What’s the point of looking young if you can’t keep up with young people?
Get Enough Sleep
You’ve seen the haggard look of a colleague who spent all night finishing TPS reports. That guy looks terrible, and for good reasons. Dermatologists know that sleep plays an important role in health, including skin health.
During sleep, your cells regenerate, experience less cortisone from stress, and have more opportunities to fight acne.
Sleep also gives your skin time to dry out, so make sure you use moisturizer in the morning. During the morning, your skin is more prepared to absorb moisturizer than it is at night.
Take Care of Your Hair
Most men start to lose some hair as they age. You may not go bald, but you’ll probably notice that your hair thins a bit over the years.
Using organic products formulated to prevent hair loss will give you several more years of lush hair. Start with BSG’s HCO1 Shampoo and HCO1 Conditioner. For even more benefits, use other products from BSG’s line. If your hair starts to thin noticeably, schedule an appointment to speak with a specialist about Advanced Robotic Hair Regeneration. Today’s technology can restore hair without causing pain or downtime. In other words, it’s not like getting hair plugs in the 1980s.
If you think that wanting to look younger is nothing more than silly vanity… then you’re probably still in your 20s. Give it a few years. You’ll change your mind.